Despite unsurpassable knowledge of Shakti why do Hindus fear and fret? Part 3

From: "jagbir singh" <adishakti_org@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon Nov 7, 2005 12:07 pm
Subject: Re: Despite unsurpassable knowledge of Shakti why do Hindus fear and fret?

—- In adishakti_sahaja_yoga@yahoogroups.com, "jagbir singh"
<adishakti_org@y...> wrote:
> >
> > So whether you recognize the Primordial Mother as Tao or Shakti
> > or Holy Spirit or Ruh or Aykaa Mayee is immaterial as all
> > religions, holy scriptures and prophets are in harmony with Her.
> > What really matters is one's unconditional belief and acceptance
> > of Her Divine Message to humankind.
> >
> > Jai Shri Mataji,
> >
> >
> > jagbir
> >
>
> —- In adishakti_sahaja_yoga@yahoogroups.com, "jagbir singh"
<adishakti_org@y...> wrote:
>
> So despite unsurpassable knowledge of Shakti why do Hindus fear
> and fret? What do Hindus think the Sanatanna Dharma is all about?
> Do these present-day fears reflect their ignorance and corruption
> of the Eternal Dharma? Who can rouse and awaken them up from this
> deep spiritual slumber of Kali Yuga?
>
> They will till they get their self-realization and allow the
> Mother Kundalini to enlighten them with the priceless knowledge
> and universal harmony of the Divine Message of the Shakti brought
> by Her incarnation Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. All religions triumph
> in collective harmony in Sahaja Yoga, a far cry from those
> battling each other for supremacy.
>
>

Introduction

Max Muller, in his book In History of Ancient Sanskrit Literature'
(p. 557) observed: " In the Rig-Veda we shall have before us more
real antiquity than in all the inscriptions of Egypt or
Ninevah....the Veda is the oldest book in existence...."

Louis Jacolliot (1837-1890), who worked in French India as a
government official and was at one time President of the Court in
Chandranagar, translated numerous Vedic hymns, the Manusmriti, and
the Tamil work, Kural His masterpiece, La Bible dans l'Inde, stirred
a storm of controversy. He praised the Vedas in his Sons of God, and
said,:

"The Hindu revelation, which proclaims the slow and gradual
formation of worlds, is of all revelations the only one whose ideas
are in complete harmony with modern science. "

Jacolliot feels India has given to the West much more than she is
credited with when he says:

"Besides the discoverers of geometry and algebra, the constructors
of human speech, the parents of philosophy, the primal expounders of
religion, the adepts in psychological and physical science, how even
the greatest of our biological and theologians seem dwarfed! Name of
us any modern discovery, and we venture to say that Indian history
need not long be searched before the prototype will be found on
record. Here we are with the transit of science half accomplished,
and all our Vedic ideas in process of readjustment to the theories
of force correlation, natural selection, atomic polarity and
evolution. And here, to mock our conceit, our apprehension, and our
despair, we may read what Manu said, perhaps 10,000 years before the
birth of Christ:

'the first germ of life was developed by water and heat.'
(Manusmriti - Book I, sloka 8,9)

'Water ascends towards the sky in vapors; from the sun it descends
in rain, from the rains are born the plants, and from the plants,
animals.' (Manusmriti - Book III, sloka 76)

(source: Krishna and Christ - By Louis Jacolliot p. 15).


Sir John Woodroffe (1865-1936) the well known scholar, Advocate-
General of Bengal and sometime Legal Member of the Government of
India. He served with competence for eighteen years and in 1915
officiated as Chief Justice. He has said:

"Ages before Lamarck and Darwin it was held in India that man has
passed through 84 lakhs (8,400,000) of birth as plants, animals, as
an "inferior species of man" and then as the ancestor of the
developed type existing to-day. The theory was not, like modern
doctrine of evolution, based wholly on observation and a scientific
enquiry into fact but was a rather (as some other matters) an act of
brilliant intuition in which observation may also have had some
part."

(source: Is India Civilized - Essays on Indian Culture - By Sir John
Woodroffe Ganesh & Co. Publishers Date of Publication: 1922 p. 22).


"To the philosophers of India, however, Relativity is no new
discovery, just as the concept of light years is no matter for
astonishment to people used to thinking of time in millions of
kalpas, (A kalpa is about 4,320,000 years). The fact that the wise
men of India have not been concerned with technological applications
of this knowledge arises from the circumstance that technology is
but one of innumerable ways of applying it."

It is, indeed, a remarkable circumstance that when Western
civilization discovers Relativity it applies it to the manufacture
of atom-bombs, whereas Oriental civilization applies it to the
development of new states of consciousness."

(source: Spiritual Practices of India - By Frederic Spiegelberg
Introduction by Alan Watts p. 8-9).


Mr. Thorton, in his book History of British India, states: " Hindus
are indisputably entitled to rank among the most ancient of existing
nations, as well as among those most early and most rapidly
civilized....ere yet the Pyramids looked down upon the Valley of the
Nile... when Greece and Italy, these cradles of modern civilization,
housed only the tenants of the wilderness, India was the seat of
wealth and grandeur..."

(source: Proof of Vedic Culture's Global Existence - By Stepehn
Knapp p. 7).


Count Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949) was a Belgian writer of
poetry, a wide variety of essays. He won the 1911 Nobel Prize for
literature. In his book Mountain Paths, says:

"he falls back upon the earliest and greatest of Revelations, those
of the Sacred Books of India with a Cosmogony which no European
conception has ever surpassed."

(source: Mountain Paths - By Maurice Maeterlinck).


Huston Smith born in China to Methodist missionaries, a philosopher,
most eloquent writer, world-famous religion scholar who practices
Hatha Yoga. He has said in Hinduism:

"The invisible excludes nothing, the invisible that excludes nothing
is the infinite—the soul of India is the infinite."

"Philosophers tell us that the Indians were the first ones to
conceive of a true infinite from which nothing is excluded. The West
shied away from this notion. The West likes form, boundaries that
distinguish and demarcate. The trouble is that boundaries also
imprison—they restrict and confine."

"India saw this clearly and turned her face to that which has no
boundary or whatever." "India anchored her soul in the infinite
seeing the things of the world as masks of the infinite assumes —
there can be no end to these masks, of course. If they express a
true infinity." And It is here that India's mind boggling variety
links up to her infinite soul."

"India includes so much because her soul being infinite excludes
nothing." It goes without saying that the universe that India saw
emerging from the infinite was stupendous."

While the West was still thinking, perhaps, of 6,000 years old
universe—India was already envisioning ages and eons and galaxies
as numerous as the sands of the Ganges. The Universe so vast that
modern astronomy slips into its folds without a ripple."

(source: The Mystic's Journey - India and the Infinite: The Soul of
a People—By Huston Smith).


Dick Teresi author and coauthor of several books about science and
technology, including The God Particle. He is cofounder of Omni
magazine and has written for Discover, The New York Times Magazine,
and The Atlantic Monthly.

"The big bang is the biggest-budget universe ever, with mind-
boggling numbers to dazzle us—a technique pioneered by fifth-
century A.D. Indian cosmologists, the first to estimate the age of
the earth at more than 4 billion years.

The cycle of creation and destruction continues forever, manifested
in the Hindu deity Shiva, Lord of the Dance, who holds the drum that
sounds the universe's creation in his right hand and the flame that,
billions of years later, will destroy the universe in his left.
Meanwhile Brahma is but one of untold numbers of other gods dreaming
their own universes.

The 8.64 billion years that mark a full day-and-night cycle in
Brahma's life is about half the modern estimate for the age of the
universe. The ancient Hindus believed that each Brahma day and each
Brahma night lasted a kalpa, 4.32 billion years, with 72,000 kalpas
equaling a Brahma century, 311,040 billion years in all. That the
Hindus could conceive of the universe in terms of billions.

The similarities between Indian and modern cosmology do not seem
accidental. Perhaps ideas of creation from nothing, or alternating
cycles of creation and destruction are hardwired in the human
psyche. Certainly Shiva's percussive drumbeat suggests the sudden
energetic impulse that could have propelled the big bang. And if, as
some theorists have proposed, the big bang is merely the prelude to
the big crunch and the universe is caught in an infinite cycle of
expansion and contraction, then ancient Indian cosmology is clearly
cutting edge compared to the one-directional vision of the big bang.
The infinite number of Hindu universes is currently called the many
world hypothesis, which is no less undocumentable nor unthinkable.

The Indians came closest to modern ideas of atomism, quantum
physics, and other current theories. India developed very early,
enduring atomist theories of matter. Possibly Greek atomistic
thought was influenced by India, via the Persian civilization. The
Rig-Veda, is the first Indian literature to set down ideas
resembling universal natural laws. Cosmic law is connected with
cosmic light, with gods, and, later, specifically with Brahman. It
was the Vedic Aryans... who gave the world some of the earliest
philosophical texts on the makeup of matter and the theoretical
underpinnings for the chemical makeup of minerals. Sanskrit Vedas
from thousands of years before Christ implied that matter could not
be created, and that the universe had created itself. Reflecting
this, in his Vaiseshika philosophy, Kanada (600 B. C) claimed that
elements could not be destroyed. Kanada's life is somewhat a
mysterious, but his name is said to mean "one who eats particle or
grain" likely referring to his theory that basic particles mix
together as the building blocks for all matter. Two, three, four, or
more of these elements would combine, just as we conceive of atoms
doing. The Greeks would not stumble on this concept for another
century."

"In India, we see the beginning of theoretical speculation of the
size and nature of the earth. Some one thousand years before
Aristotle, the Vedic Aryans asserted that the earth was round and
circled the sun. A translation of the Rig Veda goes: " In the
prescribed daily prayers to the Sun we find..the Sun is at the
center of the solar system. ..The student ask, "What is the nature
of the entity that holds the Earth? The teacher answers, "Rishi
Vatsa holds the view that the Earth is held in space by the Sun."

"Two thousand years before Pythagoras, philosophers in northern
India had understood that gravitation held the solar system
together, and that therefore the sun, the most massive object, had
to be at its center." "Twenty-four centuries before Isaac Newton,
the Hindu Rig-Veda asserted that gravitation held the universe
together. The Sanskrit speaking Aryans subscribed to the idea of a
spherical earth in an era when the Greeks believed in a flat one.
The Indians of the fifth century A.D. calculated the age of the
earth as 4.3 billion years; scientists in 19th century England were
convinced it was 100 million years."

According to Romain Rolland, (1866-1944) French Nobel laureate,
professor of the history of music at the Sorbonne and thinker. He
authored a book on the " Life of Ramakrishna".

"Religious faith in the case of the Hindus has never been allowed to
run counter to scientific laws, moreover the former is never made a
condition for the knowledge they teach, but there are always
scrupulously careful to take into consideration the possibility that
by reason both the agnostic and atheist may attain truth in their
own way. Such tolerance may be surprising to religious believers in
the West, but it is an integral part of Vedantic belief."

http://www.atributetohinduism.com/Advanced_Concepts.htm


 

 

If this page was accessed during a web search you may wish to browse the websites listed below where this topic titled "Despite unsurpassable knowledge of Shakti why do Hindus fear and fret? Part 3" or related issues are discussed, commented, criticized or researched in detail to promote peace and progress in religious harmony and spiritual development for all humanity:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/adishakti_sahaja_yoga/message/4924

http://adishakti.org/forum/archives.htm
http://adishakti.org/

 

      

   

          

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


 
 





Search —>